Hezekiél Sepeng

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Hezekiél Sepeng
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Full nameHezekiél Sello Sepeng
NationalitySouth African
Born (1974-06-30) 30 June 1974 (age 45)
Alma mater Potchefstroom High School for Boys
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
CountryFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa

Hezekiél Sello Sepeng (born 30 June 1974), [1] is a South African middle distance runner who won silver in the Olympic 800 metres final in Atlanta 1996 (behind Vebjørn Rodal), [2] the 1998 Commonwealth Games (behind Japheth Kimutai) and the World Championships' final in Seville 1999 (behind Wilson Kipketer). He was banned from competition from May 2005 to May 2007 after a positive doping test for nandrolone. [3] [4]


He was born in Potchefstroom and educated at Potchefstroom Boys High, where he was in the same class as South African boxer Sean Santana and the Zimbabwean mountain biker Warren Carne.

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  2. Hezekiél Sepeng Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine . Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2010-12-18.
  3. IAAF suspends Sepeng (Archived). News24. Retrieved on 2010-12-18.
  4. "Sepeng banned for two years". Mail&Guardian. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2018.

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